These artfully carved and painted balsa wood masks are living testimony of the resilience, passion for life, and collaborative spirit of the Brunca Artist Collective. The remarkable artists in this exhibit have spent over 30 years perfecting their talent and their exuberant art speaks for itself.
Each step in the creation of an authentic Boruca mask requires extraordinary skill. First, the artist envisions and draws a new design onto the balsa or cedar log. Then a carver interprets and shapes the flat drawing into a 3-D mask. Lastly, an artist paints it with bold acrylic colors to bring the mask to life. The 14 years of exhibits at Selby Gardens, and a growing number of art collectors, have been instrumental in allowing these artists to reach new creative heights.
All masks are available for sale. The opening reception, held January 6, gives visitors first pick in mask purchases.
FREE with general admission.